Karen Lindsay

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Karen Lindsay


Mentor: Pathik Wadhwa




My expertise is maternal nutrition in pregnancy and broadly, I conduct research in the area of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). I investigate the contribution of maternal diet and nutritional status in the peri-conceptional and prenatal periods towards pregnancy outcomes and offspring susceptibility to long-term disease risk. My current research focuses on the effects of the interplay between maternal dietary intake and psychosocial stress in pregnancy on gestational biology, and the implications of this diet-stress interplay for fetal programming of offspring obesity and cardiometabolic disease risk. I have received a K99/R00 award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study this topic.